After winning the first 2 sets, the Warriors fall to Central Catholic in 5.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Warriors sweep Colonials using fundamentals and consistent passing.
The Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team couldn't "pass" up an opportunity to showcase its talent and experience in the MIAA Division 1 Central-West final. The Warriors seized their moment as they utilized consistence to defeat the Colonials in the Central-West final, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-19, on Saturday at Hudson High School to earn the MIAA Division 1 Central-West title. Lincoln-Sudbury moved to 19-2 overall with the victory, while Acton-Boxborough finished its season with a 17-6 record. The Colonials faced an early deficit in the contest as the Warriors built a 12-3 lead in the first game. But the Colonials showed their resilience as a block at the net by senior Brooke Hatanaka sparked a 9-1 run by Acton-Boxborough to cut the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
L-S beats Newton South, 3-1, to improve to 6-0.
Battling powerhouse Lincoln-Sudbury, the Newton South girls volleyball team needed to have all pistons firing full bore Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Lions, they ran out of gas and lost 3-1 to their Dual County League rivals, 18-25, 25-8, 26-24, and 25-15. The Warriors, who remain undefeated at 6-0, displayed their firepower with several players recording impactful kill numbers: Mandy Sifferlen (nine), Alex Braverman (eight), Kelley White (seven), and Meghan Klapper (seven). “I think they took my girls by surprise,” L-S coach Judy Katalina said of the first set. “We haven’t had a lot of challenges in the league, so I think my girls were kind of sitting on their heels and just expecting to win. You can’t do that. South got all over us in…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Warriors use well-balanced attack to defeat Dual County League rival Acton-Boxborough.
Focus, determination and belief are keys to success in any sport, and Monday it helped the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team fight off a ferocious comeback attempt from its division rival. It may not have come as easy as the first four wins on the season, but the Warriors came away with another victory, this time winning in four sets (25-22, 25-17, 22-25 and 25-21) against Dual County League rival Acton-Boxborough on home court. Behind a strong defensive effort, the Warriors (5-0) managed to jump out to an early 2-0 set lead before the Colonials (5-2) battled back to win the third set. Lincoln-Sudbury ultimately had a comeback of its own in the fourth set to close out the match. In total, the Warriors managed 48 service points, 11 aces…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Warriors dominate Boston Latin to give Judy Katalina the milestone victory.
Behind every great team is a great coach and the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team has both. In her 20th season at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, head coach Judy Katalina reached a coaching milestone, collecting win No. 300 Wednesday afternoon, as her team steamrolled Boston-Latin, 3-0 in sets (25-17, 25-11 and 26-6).. Katalina, who at one point coached both the girls and boys volleyball teams, was honored in a postgame celebration led by Athletic Director Nancy O’Neil, her team, and alumni of the school whom she used to coach. “I am absolutely elated,” said Katalina on the accomplishment. “L-S is the most incredible place to coach. The kids are amazing. They are passionate, they want to be here, and the wins come when they want…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Warriors' strong service game leaves coach Judy Katalina one win shy of 300.
If there is one thing the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team has grown accustomed to over the years, it would be winning. Behind confident early season play and a strong service game, the Warriors swept the Concord-Carlisle Patriots, 3-0 in sets (25-12, 25-16, 25-4), in Dual County League play. The win gave Lincoln-Sudbury head coach Judy Katalina win No. 299 in her illustrious coaching career, bringing her one win shy from a coaching milestone in her 20th season as the team’s head coach. Throughout the afternoon, the Warriors (2-0) received strong service game contributions from Whitney LaRow and Meghan Klapper, while also feeding off costly mistakes made by Concord-Carlisle during the match. “Our passing looked good and we attacked …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Head coach Judy Katalina now two wins shy of 300.
The Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team's trek back to the state championship match began Tuesday with an easy 3-0 victory over Dual County League foe Bedford. Senior Whitney LaRow kept the hosts off balance all match as she tied a school record with 16 consecutive service points. The Warriors won the sets 25-9, 25-11, 25-2. For head coach Judy Katalina, it was her 298th victory. If Lincoln-Sudbury defeats Concord-Carlisle on Thursday, Katalina will have a chance to reach 300 at home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, against Boston Latin.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Top-seeded Warriors make major statement in dominating victory over No. 4 Franklin.
Playing on its home court for the final time this year, the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team made a major statement in what proved to be its most important home victory of the season. The Warriors declawed the Franklin Panthers in a dominating sweep in their semifinal matchup 25-12, 25-13 and 25-17 to move into the final of the Division 1 Central/West playoffs. Kelley White was a dominant force in the serving game with 18 total service points in the match to go along with five aces. Teammates Lindsey Jones, Kayla Ngan, Alex Braverman and Emily Rudder all played pivotal roles in the victory. Jones had 10 services points, five aces and six kills while Braverman had six kills and six service points and Rudder had seven kills, including a…
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Top-seeded Warriors beat Shrewsbury, 3-0, in sets to move onto the semifinals of the Central/West Division playoffs.
Not even the big stage of the MIAA playoffs could alter the way the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team has played this season. Coming in as the No. 1 overall seed in the Division 1 Central/West Division, the Warriors swept the eighth-seeded Shrewsbury Colonials Tuesday night in impressive fashion, 25-18, 25-13 and 25-19 in a quarterfinal matchup. Alex Braverman had 10 kills and 12 service points, Lindsey Jones had nine kills and 11 service points, Meaghan Simons had 10 service points and Emily Rudder chipped in with nine kills and three big blocks in the long-awaited playoff game victory. "It feels awesome to win this game," said Braverman. "I think everyone was a little nervous the closer it got [to the game] but we got ourselves ready…
Saturday, September 25, 2010
L-S uses strong focus to improve to 5-0.
The Lincoln Sudbury girls volleyball team continued to use home court to its advantage, as the Warriors won yet another home game - their fourth this season. The Warriors dominated from the very beginning of the match, defeating Concord Carlisle 3-0 in sets, while never trailing throughout the afternoon. Lincoln Sudbury (5-0) won the first two sets 25-12 and 25-18, before closing out Concord Carlisle in the third set 25-18 behind strong play from nearly everyone on the roster. In the third set, Whitney LaRow led the way with her service game. Alex Braverman, Kelley White, Mandy Sifferlen, Emily Rudder and Sara Smith all played pivotal roles as well to clinch the victory for the Warriors. "We were focused and able to push through for all …